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Illinois / Commuter Plane Safety #287715

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Carbondale, Illinois) Last month's crash of commuter plane in Carbondale, Illinois, thought illustrating government `s concern over safety risks in general with small planes. [General Accounting Office spokesperson Oliver KRUEGER - notes safety is in direct proportion to plane's size.] Circumstances of Illinois crash detailed. [Regional Airline Association spokesperson Alan STEPHEN - cites pilot's error in judgment.] Accident risk rate of small plane and larger passenger plane compared. [STEPHEN - calls for action.] John Gallopo's Aviation Safety Institution and his concern over commuter airline management outlined. [GALLOPO - describes situation.] Scrutiny given Air Illinois due to Carbondale crash explained. [Pilot Craig MacARTHUR - considers possible source of electric problem in crash.] [Air Illinois spokesperson Roger STREET - hopes entire ind. learns.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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